Tax Policy Center

tax administration

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Most of us dread filing tax returns—it’s too complicated, too confusing, and often too expensive. The Free File Program eased some of those burdens for...
March 9, 2022Aravind Boddupalli
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Remember the old marketing cliche: “I don’t care what you say about me as long as you spell my name right.” In the Internet age,...
February 16, 2022Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The IRS lost my 2020 tax return. Well, according to the notice I got yesterday, the IRS says it “never received” the return. But I’m...
January 26, 2022Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Congress is moving toward rectifying the decade-long funding crisis at the IRS . The House is on track to adopt President Biden’s proposed $1.6 billion...
July 7, 2021Janet Holtzblatt
: TaxVox
I —among many others —have called for more money for the Internal Revenue Service to enable it to collect even more money owed to the...
May 3, 2021Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
People, if you want to know whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was good for you or not, stop obsessing about the size...
February 12, 2019Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
When Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) last December, it may have seemed like the end of a major policy initiative. But,...
April 17, 2018Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
President Trump wants the IRS to “combat identity theft, prevent fraud, and reduce the deficit through the effective enforcement and administration of tax laws,” according...
March 16, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In her latest report to Congress , IRS Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson made the provocative suggestion that her agency completely rethink its mission: “It should transform itself as a tax agency from one that is designed around nabbing the small percentage of the population that actively evades tax to
July 16, 2015Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Is the IRS such a mess that the nation’s system of voluntary tax compliance is at risk? Will frustrated taxpayers rebel because they can’t get help with a revenue code they can’t understand? Will aggressive taxpayers who recognize that audit rates have plummeted to the lowest levels in years
April 9, 2015Howard Gleckman